Monday, May 27, 2002

Adam Shapiro, the pro-Palestinian activist who stayed in Arafat's under-siege compound, has wed his Palestinian bride (report):
Adam Shapiro, 30, of New York and Huwaida Arraf, 26, of the Detroit suburb of Roseville were married Sunday at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan.

About 300 relatives and friends attended the ceremony, in which a passage from the book of Genesis was read in Arabic and the groom followed the Jewish tradition of stepping on a glass.
This is deliciously ironic: The Jewish custom of stepping on a glass is meant as a reminder that joy cannot be complete as long as the Temple in Jerusalem remains desolate.

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